Proposals to amend
national air-quality standards are not a ticket to "get out
of jail" for Otago residents needing to meet the region's
more stringent requirements, Otago Regional councillor Duncan
Unless a recent change in the New Zealand sea lion's status
to the highest risk of extinction leads to ways to reduce it
becoming bycatch at sea, the population will continue to
decline, the New Zealand Sea Lion Trust says.
The Otago Regional Council has adopted its annual plan for
the 2010-11 year and the resulting rating resolution which
was described by corporate services director Wayne Scott as
mostly "business as usual".